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2014-10-29 08:26:08

New startup will develop non-stick surfaces for broad range of industrial applications BOSTON, Oct.

paper sensor
2014-10-26 02:00:59

By combining efforts and innovations, Wyss Institute scientists develop synthetic gene controls for programmable diagnostics and biosensors, delivered out of the lab on pocket-sized slips of paper.

Bone Marrow-on-a-chip Unveiled
2014-05-06 03:43:59

The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals

New Method Enables Scientists To Print Tissue Constructs With Blood Vessels
2014-02-19 15:24:58

A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels.

New Microscopy Method Could Spot Dozens Of Distinct Types Of Biomolecules Simultaneously
2014-02-03 09:49:50

A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported Sunday in Nature Methods.

How Rare 'Words' In Bacterial Genes Boost Protein Production
2013-09-27 07:29:50

Scientists routinely seek to reprogram bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels and more, but they have struggled to get those bugs to follow orders.

Pain At The Pump Could Be Eased With High-octane Bacteria
2013-06-25 12:58:05

New lines of engineered bacteria can tailor-make key precursors of high-octane biofuels that could one day replace gasoline

2013-06-20 11:13:54

Slipping bacteria some silver could give old antibiotics new life.

Computer Tablet Application Developed That Could Rapidly Assess Neuromuscular Performance At The Bedside
2013-02-07 16:49:31

Doctors routinely track their patients' hand-eye coordination to monitor any neuromuscular deficits, particularly as patients age or when they are injured -- but the tests they have been using to track this kind of information may be subjective and qualitative.

Scientists Use Sophisticated Modeling And Biotechnology To Weaken Cells By Fouling Their Metabolic Machinery
2013-02-04 11:19:01

A team of scientists just won a battle in the war against antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" -- and only time will tell if their feat is akin to the bacterial "Battle of Gettysburg" that turns the tide toward victory.


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